If you’re worried about getting malicious and nuisance calls, there are a few precautions you can take:
Don’t leave your name and number on your voicemail.
Don’t reply to texts from numbers that you don’t recognise.
Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers that you don’t recognise.
If you’re actually already receiving malicious and nuisance calls, then call 999 if the caller makes a direct threat. Otherwise, call 101 to report it.
Keep calm when you get a malicious or nuisance call. Don’t talk to the caller and never share any personal information. Hang up as soon as you can.
Also, if you ever get a call with an automated message, never make any number selections.